This museum houses mosaics that were created in a workshop founded by the Medicis in the late 1500s. The mosaics are INCREDIBLE. There are landscapes that look just like paintings. In fact, one section of the museum has pairs of artworks: the painting that was made as the model and then the mosaic itself. The first floor of the museum has the artworks themselves and the second floor exhibits the workstations and partially assembled pieces that show the process of creating these masterpieces. I believe this is a very infrequently visited museum, which is a shame, because the pieces are gorgeous. It is nice to be able to spend as much time as you want looking at each thing, though, and not feel rushed because of the hoards around you!
If you enjoy this museum, you should also DEFINITELY make a stop to I Mosaici Di Lastrucci (which also has reviews here on TripAdvisor), a workshop where artists are creating work of this caliber today.
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